Auguste Braekevelt, Still Life With Fruit, Bowl & Jug

Auguste Braekevelt, Still Life With Fruit, Bowl & Jug

A luscious 19th-century still life with apples, pears, pot and plate by Belgian artist, Auguste Braekevelt (1832-1908). The level of detail here is astonishing and the fruit appears lifelike - good enough to eat.

Braekevelt was a painter and sculptor that trained under Égide Hyacinthe Mélot (1817-1885). Undoubtedly, his experience of working in three dimensions as a sculptor helped him to capture light with a high degree of understanding. Note how the light falls on the apples in the foreground - quite sublime. 

The painting is signed and housed within a Montparnasse frame that’s probably its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 33½” x 27½” / 85cm x 70cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Belgium
Condition: Overall very presentable. Canvas relined. Frame with some light age-related wear.